Accession Number : AD0706242

Title :   A STUDY OF THE BIOLOGY AND PATHOPHORICITY OF BITING MIDGES (DIPTERA: CERATOPOGONIDAE) IN TAIWAN.

Descriptive Note : Report no. 2 (Final) Jul 68-Jul 69,

Corporate Author : TUNGHAI UNIV TAICHUNG (TAIWAN) DEPT OF BIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Sun,Wesley K. C.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Field and laboratory investigations of the biology of the biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in Taiwan are reported. Six thousand midges collected during the project year 1968-69, Culicoides arakawae constitute 80% of the total night collections and Forcipomyia (Lasiohelea) taiwana is the only diurnal species. Laboratory rearing of the two common species, C. arakawae and F. (L.) taiwana has been successfully accomplished. Observation of a Culicoides biting on a Culex mosquito and taking secondhand blood from the latter has revealed an interesting field for further study to investigate if Culicoides or other biting midges play any part in pathogen transmission between mosquitoes and man. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DIPTERA, BIOLOGY), (*TAIWAN, DIPTERA), ECOLOGY, DISTRIBUTION, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, PATHOLOGY, PARASITES, DISEASE VECTORS, ENTOMOLOGY, COLLECTING METHODS, CULICIDAE

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE